TV Ratings: Closing Ceremony Perks Up PyeongChang Coverage

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The 2018 Winter Games perked up on last time on Sunday night for the closing ceremony.

Coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network averaged a 10.0 overnight rating among households, a 15 percent improvement from the final night of competition and a six perfect increase from the NBC-only coverage of the closing ceremony in Sochi four years ago.

Final Olympic averages are expected to arrive later on Monday, but coverage was pulling 20.6 million nightly viewers (across channels and platforms) heading into the weekend.

Squeezing a last-minute promotional window out of the games, NBC also screened an episode of midseason comedy A.P. Bio after the coverage from Pyeongchang. It took a 4.3 overnight rating, doubling its Thursday premiere from a few weeks ago.